Due to the current public health emergency, our face to face counselling has been suspended. We appreciate that this may cause concern for many and we have put in place measures to provide ongoing support to as many as we can. This is either by arranging telephone support where the circumstances allow, or by providing information through other means to ensure everyone has access to the support needed.
At this time, we do not know when we will reopen but will be guided by government guidelines in order to continue protecting our clients, volunteers and staff. Looking ahead, we anticipate there will be quite a backlog of appointments to contend with, so we are already considering ways we can prepare to help meet this demand.
We are continuing to process new referrals and anticipate that the worries and fears the current health crisis has created may mean referrals will increase above the expected trend for this time of year.
If you have immediate concerns for your emotional wellbeing, there are services which provide telephone support such as:-
• Samaritans (116 123)
• Breathing Space (0800 83 85 87).
You may want to make use of these services while your contact with others is limited.